During their time at Whittier, students learn to make connections across different disciplines, communicate effectively, and be proactive in their success. Their academic resumes are broad, holistic, and often highly-customized to their professional goals. As a result, Whittier students and graduates become valuable team members who think critically, make innovative contributions, and consider the wider implications of every decision.
The first step to recruiting Whittier College students is to create a Handshake account. Once registered, you'll be able to connect with Whittier students and alumni, post full and part-time jobs, internships, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities.
Whittier's Handshake portal makes your job or internship opening visible to every Whittier student. Before posting a position, however, be sure to review Whittier's hiring and internship policies.
Employer led workshops, classroom presentations, and trainings allow you to choose topics that can help students understand your industry and consider new career options. Topics may include leadership development, networking, personal career branding, interview preparation, and strategic job searching. Campus visits may be booked via Handshake.
For employers outside the Southern California region, Whittier College is pleased to offer a virtual platform to conduct information sessions, coffee chats, webinars on soft or technical skills, and mock interviews.
The Center for Career and Professional Development hosts several hiring summits and career fairs every year.
Provide an opportunity for students to visit your facility as a group or individually shadow employees at your organization.
These are once-a-month, specially-tailored recruitment moments. The program consists of an introductory piece for our less-than-10 employer model, followed by at least an hour opportunity to network and connect with our students.
Gain relationships, give back, and view Whittier College talent first-hand. Become a mentor on Handshake to begin connecting with Poets.
Contact 562.907.4230 for assistance with Handshake. A step-by-step tutorial on creating a Handshake account is also available.